DEREK Stark, Boroughmuir's international wing, has dropped out of

Scotland's squad for the tour to Argentina later this month. So has his

fellow cap Iain Morrison.

Their respective places have gone to Chris Dalgleish, the Gala wing,

and Fergus Wallace, the 29-year-old GHK breakaway forward and Glasgow


Stark has had a recurring groin injury, and though it is not expected

to prevent him from playing for Boroughmuir in the Alloa Cup final

against Dundee High School FP at Meggetland this afternoon, he could not

be certain of being fully fit throughout the tour. Morrison has not

recovered from a knee injury.

Wallace has had 30 games for Glasgow since his district debut in 1988,

and though he has been in national squads in recent years, his only

selection in a team at that level was when he played in the Scotland

Development XV beaten 31-12 by the All Blacks in November.

He was also in Scotland's Hong Kong sevens squad.

Dalgleish's promotion comes at the end of a season of mixed fortunes,

including two tries on his debut for the South against North and

Midlands in October. His jaw was broken when, like Wallace, he played

for the Development XV against the All Blacks, and after an under-21 cap

against Wales in January, the Gala youngster was out of rugby until late

March because of glandular fever.

Since his return, though unable to break into Gala's seven, he enjoyed

success in the shorter game last month. He was in the Pringle

President's winning team at Hawick sevens and the victorious Saltires in

the Ulster international tournament last Monday.

Dundee will be attempting to win two trophies this afternoon, meeting

Dunfermline in the Tennents Midlands Cup final at Cupar as well as

defending the Alloa Cup against Boroughmuir. In the day's third final,

as the preliminary to Meggetland's main piece, Forrester FP and Garnock

play for the Castlemaine XXXX Trophy at 1pm.

Naturally, Dundee send their first team to Meggetland, with Mike

Cousin and Nigel Douglas back in the threequarter line. Boroughmuir can

recall Sean Lineen, Robbie Smith, and Grant Wilson. All five missed the

semi-final last week.

It will be the last time the Alloa and Castlemaine competitions are

contested, at least in those guises. The sponsorship has run its course,

and the winners may even be allowed to keep the crystal trophies. Final


Alloa Cup (at Meggetland, 3pm).

Boroughmuir -- N Marden; D A Stark, S R P Lineen, D Laird, R D Smith;

B R Easson, M D Hall; G D Wilson, N Dickson, P H Wright, G Hepburn, P T

Jennings, D G Burns, S J Reid, G J Drummond.

Dundee HSFP -- M Lamont; M Cousin, P R Rouse, N Douglas, C R H Newton;

J R Newton, A D Nicol; J J van der Esch, R Cairney, D W Herrington, A

Baxter, M Waite, W A Keys, N Ritchie, G R Batchelor.

Castlemaine XXXX Trophy (at Meggetland, 1pm)

Forrester FP -- G McLoughlin; W Whitelaw, C Lewis, R Baldie, A

Hamilton; P Dalgleish, M Proudfoot; J Bertram, B Duffie, A Sutton, P

Reid, I Sutherland, S Hunter, G Hume, A Clelland.

Garnock -- K Jacobs; E Jeans, P McCarrol, J Nisbet, A Anderson; G

Nisbet, D Musselbrook; I Hoynes, G Ward, J Goldie, S Anderson, W Miller,

A King, A Young, A Brocket.

Tennents Midlands Cup (at Duffus Park, 3pm)

Dundee HSFP -- From T Allison, D R Hamilton, A Featherstone, S Jack, J

Kydd, D Ogilvie, W A Porter, B Sherrif, D Smith, J Walker, S Casey, F

Easson, C McAdam, E McDonald, J McKinley, D Melville, D R Milne, C

Samson, T J Smith, P Wallace.

Dunfermline -- From P Smith, S Norman, M T H Cross, G McLaren, G Keir,

E Dalton, N Davies, I J Michie, P Wightman, R Crombie, P Millar, G

McKenzie, S Hannah, J McDonald, W Miller, D Stobie, R Piers-Jones, D

Reid, C Collier.